SIMON | Project Manager/Estimator

Subsidiary: Simon


Simon is a subsidiary of Colas USA with operations throughout Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming. We specialize in aggregate, asphalt, and ready-mix concrete materials production, with expert teams providing high-quality asphalt paving, concrete, bridge, and utility construction services. Through strong local ties backed by global resources, we focus on quality and value to deliver the best products and services for our clients. What we do is bigger than construction – it is about connecting communities, building new roads to the future, and keeping the spirit of the pioneers alive and well. To learn more about Simon visit

Throughout Colas USA, we provide competitive pay, outstanding benefits, career advancement opportunities, professional education, and extensive training for every employee. We pride ourselves on upholding the highest standards of safety, environmental conservation, and ethical conduct as we strive to grow our infrastructure products and services through empowering and developing our people, fostering innovation, using new technology, and enhancing vertical integration at all levels of the company’s value chain. To learn more about the Colas USA Family of Companies, please visit

Simon, and the rest of the Colas USA Family of Companies, is part of the Colas Group, the worldwide leader in transportation infrastructure construction and maintenance. For information on our international network visit

Job Summary:

Participates in estimating, project planning, and oversight/direction of construction projects.

Main Responsibilities:

•    Embrace the Company’s safety culture, actively support all safety initiatives, and adhere to defined accountabilities implemented by the Safety Steering and Continuous Improvement teams
•    Support, promote, and practice the Company core values, vision, and mission; follow code of ethics, workplace conduct, safety, and other established policies 

Project Management
•    Partner with management teams to effectively utilize all resources, including personnel in order to complete assigned construction projects
•    Attend preconstruction meetings and weekly progress meetings
•    Direct and coordinate activities of project personnel and subcontractors; communicate with engineers, inspectors, suppliers, etc.
•    Ensure timely delivery of materials
•    Schedule utility locates as required
•    Monitor traffic control on projects and meet all reporting requirements
•    Maintain a project diary and provide project updates to management
•    Ensure the company complies OSHA, EPA, DNR, safety and environmental regulations and reporting requirements
•    Coordinate with project superintendents, project engineers, and foreman to ensure targets and deadlines are met
•    Prepare and maintain time-phase charts, subcontracts, purchase orders, material orders, and schedules
•    Prepare documents related to project planning and construction
•    Make decisions concerning equipment needs, sequence of operations, and required staffing
•    Maintain effective working relationships and effectively communicate with subcontractors and company business departments; support other department personnel as required
•    Identify cost trends to assist management in cost reduction and process improvement efforts
•    Promote and facilitate employee training, mentoring, and development for assigned direct reports; address performance concerns as needed
•    Safely operate company vehicles and/or equipment
•    Perform other duties as assigned

•    Prepare detailed costs estimates for designated projects using bid software
•    Order, read, and interpret plans and proposals; review preliminary drawings and specifications
•    Solicit and analyze subcontractor & supplier quotes
•    Perform quantity takeoffs for preparing estimates
•    Determine production rates, haul routes, phasing, etc. for estimating purposes
•    Visit site of projects and gather information, including availability of electricity, water, and other services as needed
•    Prepare project-cost summaries, standard estimating forms (bids) and related contracts for submission
•    Prepare and maintain time-phase charts, subcontracts, purchase orders, materials orders, and schedules
•    Identify cost trends to assist management in cost reduction and process improvement efforts


•    Bachelor’s degree in construction management, civil engineering or equivalent combination of education and work experience
•    Valid Driver’s License and clean driving history required


•    3+ years of progressive experience in construction operations, project management/estimating or related role
•    Background in heavy highway, municipal, and/or commercial construction preferred
•    HCSS, Microsoft Project, Bluebeam and/or similar program experience preferred
•    Proficiency in use of computers and mobile devices (Android/iOS), including MS Office programs required

Physical Requirements:

•    Wear and maintain personal protective equipment (PPE) as required by company safety guidelines
•    Regularly required to lift and /or move up to 50 pounds with or without assistance
•    Regularly required to use hands to feel, handle and manipulate objects, write, use a keyboard and/or mobile device
•    Regularly required to communicate (talk and hear), and perform tasks requiring visual acuity
•    Regularly required to operate a vehicle to travel to and from work sites 
•    Frequently required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. 
•    Frequently required to stand/work on feet for long periods, and walking across uneven terrain
•    Frequently required to sit for long periods at a desk using a computer
•    Frequently exposed to typical construction site conditions, including dust and loud noise, and all weather conditions

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation*:  $95,000- $130,000 DOE


*Estimated target starting compensation; actual compensation to be determined based on assessment of an individual’s qualifications, education, and experience relevant to the role.


Benefits: All full-time hourly employees are eligible to participate in Simon benefits as defined in plan documents.  Available benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance, term life insurance, supplemental life insurance, short-term disability, flexible spending plan, and education assistance.  Other benefits include eight paid holidays, and access to available company discounts.

The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Management may, at its discretion, assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Benefit offerings subject to change.

Colas Inc. and its subsidiaries are an Equal Opportunity Employer. For details on the specifics of this commitment, please click here to view the EEO document.  If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to:

  • to meet the requirements of the role in which you are applying
  • complete any part of the application process
  • access or use the online application process and need an alternative method for applying

Please contact Colas Inc. at 973-290-9082 or send an email to

Nearest Major Market: Fort Collins
Nearest Secondary Market: Loveland